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2016 Book Challenge Update #2

I just finished a book by Tami Hoag called The 9th Girl. I like her style and will be looking for more of her books.It was fast-paced and I really enjoyed the interaction of  the characters. I hope to find this duo in some of her other books.Bef...
by Cozy Little House on Feb 19, 2016

Another Book Read...

I finished reading Love Anthony by Lisa Genova last night.Somehow I found the novel plot slow-moving, and several times I wanted to just put it down and start reading another book. But I plodded along. Perhaps that having just read Defending Jac...
by Cozy Little House on Feb 8, 2016

Back to books – January 2015 round up

After a really poor year in 2014, where I only read about 16 books all year – from March to September I didn’t read any at all – I signed up again for the Good Reads challenge.  My aim is to read 52 books so hopefully this year I&#...
by Bubbablue and Me on Feb 9, 2015

300 picture book challenge – week 19

We’re so close to the magic 300 picture book level, but not quite there.  Maybe next week. I thought it would be really hard to get there over the whole year, but this challenge has made me realise how much N and I actually read together.  I...
by Bubbablue and Me on May 12, 2014

300 Picture book challenge week 18

We’re now on week 18 of our picture book challenge, and yet again, I felt like we’ve not read much this week.  So, much more outdoor play, and the only reading we’ve done has been just before bed.  No snuggling up on the sofa read...
by Bubbablue and Me on May 5, 2014

300 Picture book challenge: week 13

We’ve been a bit slow on reading this week, mostly down to us being out and about more.  We didn’t exchange library books this week either as we’d not got through the previous week.  A few visits to charity shops have seen our boo...
by Bubbablue and Me on Mar 31, 2014

300 Picture book challenge – week 6

I’m loving our 300 picture book challenge, as there’s just so many books to discover and enjoy.  It’s also great to get one on one time with N to sit together rather than doing other things as he plays.  I … Continue reading...
by Bubbablue and Me on Feb 10, 2014

300 picture books – Week 3

We’ve had a relatively slow week on books this week.  N’s not been too keen to read in the mornings, and he also decided he wasn’t keen on some of last week’s library books.  So several went back unread, and … Continue...
by Bubbablue and Me on Jan 20, 2014

50 Books Challenge – September book review update

Karl Vadaszffy – The Missing I loved this book, staying up til 1am to finish the final pages; it’s not often that I have to finish one that urgently to forego sleep! In the nature of a race against time, … Continue reading →The post 5...
by Bubbablue and Me on Oct 1, 2013

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by BaCooler Reference on Sep 14, 2013

The Challenge is Officially Over – Plus New Announcement!

The 8-posts-per-month challenge is officially over!  Traci has decided to shift her attention to writing a second book, which she announced here.  If you missed it, you can check out the original conversation we had in the comments section of this...
by Choose to Take the Journey on Jul 8, 2013

Addendum on Paul Lorber Book Sale

A quick further note on Cllr Paul Lorber's summer book sale, as posted on yesterday.  It was referred to in the Kilburn Times headline as a "summer reading campaign". Brent has an annual non profit reading campaign, the Summer Reading Challenge.
by James Powney's Blog on Jun 29, 2013

#50 books 2013

When I was young I was an avid reader, yet these days I hardly seem to read at all - other than magazines and blogs, which great though they are don't demand the same amount of attention and time as books do. So I've decided to join in with the 50 Bo...
by 40s Chic on Jan 5, 2013

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Ebook:  Also available in paperback (originally published 2009) 342 pagesGenre: Non-Fiction, Natural Disaster.Publisher:  Novelicious Books (4 July 2012)Source: I purchased for my Kindle to complete the A - Z Book Challenge 2...
by LindyLouMacBook Reviews on Dec 30, 2012

Yours Truly by Kirsty Greenwood

Ebook:  Estimated at 318 pagesGenre: Romantic comedyPublisher:  Novelicious Books (4 July 2012)Source: The author in return for an honest and unbiased review.First Sentence: 'In all my twenty-seven years of life, I have never before noticed...
by LindyLouMacBook Reviews on Dec 29, 2012

X by Matt Thompson

Ebook:  179pagesGenre:  FictionPublisher:   Independent  July 2012Source: Amazon Kindle BookstoreFirst Sentence: My charm I [1] prefer a soft toothbrush to one of those that are ultra-firm; to me those fee...
by LindyLouMacBook Reviews on Dec 26, 2012

Where The Heart Is by Jeanette Hornby

Paperback:  240 pagesGenre: FictionPublisher:  Createspace  2011 Source: Gift from an Australian friend.First Sentences: "I've met someone!" The words hung in the air, resonating in Dani Santi's head. She looked at her boyfri...
by LindyLouMacBook Reviews on Dec 24, 2012

Things I want my Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble,

Paperback: 438 pagesGenre: Contemporary FictionPublisher: Penguin 2008Source:  Purchased on a trip to the UKFirst Sentence: (Letter) Dear All of you, Despite my controlling streak, there aren't too many rules, so far as...
by LindyLouMacBook Reviews on Dec 14, 2012

A Room Swept White by Sophie Hannah

Paperback:  456 pagesGenre:  Psychological thrillerPublisher: Hodder and Stoughton 2010Source: Oxfam Charity Bookshop in the UKReview Quote: 'Tension thy name is Sophie Hannah' The Independent.First Sentence: Part I : I am lo...
by LindyLouMacBook Reviews on Nov 20, 2012

The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Hardback: 278 pagesGenre: Literary FictionPublisher:  UK Edition Weidenfeld and Nicolson 2012Source: A Harper Collins Marketing Executive in return for an unbiased review.First Sentence: From The Prologue written by...
by LindyLouMacBook Reviews on Sep 27, 2012


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